This is a wonderfully lucid account of the extraordinary discoveries that have made the last years a golden period for observational cosmology. But Mario Livio has not only given the reader one clear explanation after another of what astronomers are up to, he has used them to construct a provocative argument for the importance of aesthetics in the development of science and for the inseparability of science, art, and culture.
-Lee Smolin, author of The Life of the Cosmos
...Elegantly written and timely book. Offering extraordinarily clear explanations of all key concepts and theoretical ideas... (Science Book Board, October 2000)
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